Posts for animals

Christmas supply chain shortages – a bah humbug response

After lockdowns affected many people’s Christmas last year, it is not too surprising that there is a bit of a frenzy going on for this year. However, the government is not inspiring confidence. The Prime Minister said: “I’m very confident this Christmas will be considerably better,” and added “where there […]

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Locals urged to help fight rural crime and livestock theft

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A new awareness campaign is being launched to encourage residents and countryside visitors to help fight rural crime and livestock theft in Devon. Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is joining forces with Devon & Cornwall Police to fund the Devon Livestock Initiative, in response to […]

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Local young horse rider wins Supreme on debut at Hickstead

Kizzy O’Keefe, aged 15, from Bradworthy, a pupil at Budehaven, competed with her pony, Pride of Rineen, at the showjumping at  Hickstead Showground, Sussex this weekend . Not only did she win her classes and champion, she then went on to win Supreme Champion. Her Mum, Linda, says: “She worked […]

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Beach dog restrictions coming to a seasonal end

It is the time dog lovers have been waiting for, when they can take their pets for a run on the beach during the daytime. Here are the restriction times locally: Summerleaze Beach (dogs on leads between 10am and 6pm from 21st May to 30th September) : Crackington Haven, Bude […]

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Dog dies after falling from cliff, Bude

Bude Coastguard Rescue Team members were paged just before noon yesterday morning to liaise with lifeguards to see whether or not a rope rescue was required following a report of a dog over the cliff in the area between Crooklets and Maer High Cliff. However, further information was received via […]

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“My heart is in pieces” – Bude resident’s friend stuck in Afghanistan

Update 29th August: Pen Farthing, and most of his animals are in the UK, but now attempts are being made to bring his staff (who are entitled to be here) safely home. For those who complained about animals being brought to the UK, they were placed in the hold of […]

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Should we take horses out of modern pentathlon?

Most people in Bude probably watched some of the Olympics, and all were in thrall at the haul of medals, and the incredible feats seen in many events. However, I’ve spoken to a few people who have mentioned feeling very disturbed by the ‘modern pentathlon’, and as an animal lover, […]

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All the Ps fundraiser raises over £1330

A fundraiser for Bude’s branch Animal Free Research has raised a massive £1,330.22. All the Ps has held a number of fundraising events recently, achieving amazing amounts for various charities. Animal Free Research’s Steph Jones-Giles wrote on their Facebook page: What a fantastic 2 days which raised a phenomenal £1,330.22 […]

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Busy Bude weekend

Like thousands of others (it seemed) I was at Summerleaze beach on Sunday baking in the heat. The sea was warm – that was packed, too. I was there because family were in the south-west and wanted to try surfing, despite the waves being minimal, and the heat being excessive. […]

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Public Health England heat alert for the weekend

From Public Health England: Much of England is forecast to experience very warm weather from Saturday night through to Tuesday morning. Dr Owen Landeg, Scientific and Technical Lead at PHE, said: Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for many people spells of warmer weather are […]

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The heatwave – impact in Bude

In Bude, it is a hot day, with max temperature said to be 23 degrees, according to the Met Office. Please bear in mind that dogs die in hot cars, and they burn their paws on hot ground, too (see below). Saturday’s max temperature is 27 degrees, while Sunday and […]

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Bespoke taxi link to aid Bude branch of charity

Trev’s Taxi now has cards in his cab with a QR code to take you to the Animal Free Research page, where you can find out more but also donate to the charity. If you are keen on keeping your support local to the SW, it is a bespoke donation […]

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Dog dies after falling off cliff near Bude

A distressing incident. Details from Bude Coastguard: Bude Coastguard Rescue Team members were paged at 14:27 yesterday, tasked to Warren Gutter, near Sandymouth Beach, following a report received by Falmouth Maritime Coordination Centre of a dog that had gone over the cliff in the area. Hartland Coastguard Search and Rescue […]

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Dog stolen in Cornwall reunited with owner

In a heartwarming story, a dog reported as stolen from Perranporth has been reunited with her owner safe and well. Nine-year-old Patterdale terrier Lola was unharmed and is now home after she was recovered by police in Essex. Devon and Cornwall Police launched an investigation and issued an appeal for […]

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Police update on dog theft

From Devon & Cornwall Police; Devon & Cornwall Police have appointed a dedicated dog theft lead. Chief Inspector Rob Curtis has been assigned to help tackle this rising crime. Dog theft stories circulating on social media and in the news has led to growing concern amongst owners both locally and […]

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